Archive - Feb 3, 2012
PAWTUCKET â Friday night saw North Kingstown lay out a blueprint that took St. Raphael Academy far away from its comfort zone. Time will tell if the Saints will be able to react with a counterpunch that places them back in the realm set aside for championship contenders.
WOONSOCKET --- Pilgrim didnât win the battle of numbers on Friday night, but the Patriots won a very big game against Cumberland, a âWâ that vaulted them over the Clippers and into first place in the Division II-North standings.
Senior center Cody Weaverâs second goal of the game with 2:14 to play in the game lifted the visiting Patriots to a hard-fought 3-2 triumph in a battle of two shorthanded teams at Adelard Arena.
PAWTUCKET â The look on the face of Burrillville High coach Lindsay Rachlow said it all. She wasnât out there with her players during Friday nightâs Division II-North contest with Tolman, but she certainly showed the exhaustion of playing a fierce battle with the Tigers.
It was a battle that her Broncos managed to win, eking out a 48-47 victory over Tolman before its typically-loud fan base at the Donaldson Gymnasium.
PROVIDENCE â A plan to expand the Pawtucket Arts District throughout Central Falls and into much of the southern part of Cumberland was laid out for the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday.
The legislation, which would exempt artistic works â books, paintings, songs, sculpture, dance and other creations â was touted by its sponsor, Central Falls Sen. Elizabeth Crowley, as another tool to allow cities and towns to bring business and culture to their communities. A duplicate bill was introduced in the House by Central Falls Rep. Agostinho Silva but has not been scheduled for a hearing.
PROVIDENCE â The 60 participants in the 2012 class of Leadership Rhode Island have an ambitious assignment: effect positive change in the bankrupt city of Central Falls.
Joseph D. Cooke
PAWTUCKET - Joseph Donald Cooke, 87, died Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Legacy House, Hospice of Ocala, Florida.
He was the husband of the late Florence (Paull) Cooke to whom he was married for 64 years. Born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Arthur and Lena (Mcencrowe) Cooke, Joseph served in the United States Navy during World War II where he was wounded. A Disabled American Veteran, he was a member of Redman Chapter DAV, Pawtucket. He had served as the Sergeant-at-Arms. Employed as an Engineer for Polaroid Corp. for over thirty years, he retired in 1985.
Daniel F. Kennedy
PAWTUCKET - Daniel F. Kennedy, 67, of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, February 02, 2012. He was the husband of the late Beverly (Moreau) Kennedy. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of Viola (Ashetzie) Edwards and the late Daniel Kennedy. He was also the stepson of the late Paul Edwards.
Daniel was a truck driver for American Steel & Aluminum for twenty five years, retiring in 2005. He served and was honorably discharged from the United States Navy. He enjoyed playing golf, a member of the motor mounts, and was a classic car enthusiast.
CALIFORNIA - Alexander Sutherland Wood, Born April 14, 1921 Pawtucket, RI, moved to California in 1959. He was 90yrs old when the Lord called him home. He died on February 1st in Hemet, CA.
He was a WWII Navy Veteran, Business owner in Automotive Repair and owned and operated the "Road Runner" campground in Lake Elsinore, CA. from 1976-1989.
PAWTUCKET â The past 15 months have felt like 15 years to Pete Jeffrey.
Itâs been 15 long months since the veteran lightweight and the co-owner of Tri-Force MMA in Pawtucket has stepped into the octagon for a fight, and the last time fans saw him in action, on Sept. 17, 2010, he electrified a sellout crowd at the Twin River Event Center by recording a huge third-round TKO of previously-undefeated Saul âThe Spiderâ Almeida.
Division II might be the most interesting basketball league in the state. Too bad the Interscholastic League picked this year to drop division tournaments in favor of one open tourney to culminate the hoops season.
Take a look at Division II right now. Rogers High of Newport and West Warwick lead the way with identical 11-1 records. Rogers walloped the Wizards 64-41 on Wednesday night. The Vikingsâ only loss this season came at the hands of a Shea High squad that is 9-3 and just added a 6-foot-6 center to its lineup.